So as many of you know, I rescued an 18 month old Thoroughbred colt a couple of months ago and he has been coming along WONDERFULLY, I could not resist posting more BEFORE/AFTER pics after just 2 months of me owning him . He needs to be "gelded" which is the same thing as neutering an intact male dog. Usually this is a very uncomplicated procedure in which the Vet comes out to the barn, sedates the colt to have them lie down out in the arena, and just cuts the offending "boys" off......Unfortunately, one of Amadeus' "boys" is waaaaaaayyyyy up somewhere in his flank or abdomen and he has to go in for surgery so they can dig around and find it. The vet told me if it is not down by now, it probably is not ever going to, so he has to have the surgery. I also discovered when I body clipped him that he has an umbilical hernia that ALSO needs surgery at the same time. He also has to have his wolf teeth pulled at the same time. All of these procedures are going to be done at one time under general anesthesia and they are all "routine" horse procedures. The real danger is bringing the horse out of anesthesia because they are so big and sometimes lose it and freak out when they are coming out of it. Equine Vets use a padded room to wake a horse up in for a reason! I have to take him to the hospital on this Thursday, his surgery is Friday, and I pick him up on Saturday. Just send good vibes his way, he is my baby! Thank you, I always appreciate you guys!